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Old 04-02-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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No response to trackpad click

MacBook Pro, 2.26 GHz, OSX10.6.8.
All of a sudden the trackpad doesn't allow any click operations. It can be set to tap, using System Preferences. But no click, click and drag, etc. I have an old mouse I plugged into the USB port and that works fine. Did I somehow reconfigure some Trackpad preference, or is there a hardware failure?
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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Does the problem continue from a newly-created user account?

Did you recently install any software that affects USB mice/trackpads/rollerballs/HID devices?

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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No new software. Click doesn't work with other users either. Doesn't work when booting up in Safe Mode.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #4
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It seems likely that it is a hardware fault of some kind, then. Perhaps something is just disconnected internally? Or perhaps the tact switch inside the trackpad has failed?

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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Check to make sure that the battery isn't swelling. A swollen battery pushes the trackpad from below and can jam the click operation. Quick test: remove the battery, connect the power adapter, restart. Can you click now?
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